I’l gladly pay you Tuesday for The Bergh you give me today

The Bergh – Underground This arrived on our desk first thing this AM from David Palmberg. He told us The Bergh is a collective of musicians playing psychstonerpunkrockish stuff – Members of this band are part of other Swedish bands such as The Sensitives, King Albatross, NORAK, Chikan and many more and now they’ve all…

Go ahead punk make my slate

Clint Slate – Long Way From Home There I was after a long Sunday, looking forward to a hot whiskey and a Havana cigar when I thought I’d take one more look at the mailbox and there it was, this stunning live recording by Clint Slate, it kind of hit me for six, bowled me…

Look back in Angers with VedeTT

VedeTT – Get Off The Road He’s back, and not before time. SWIT favourite VedeTT has just released his new single “Get Off The Road”. Menacing, dark and mesmeric, he drapes the minimalist tune on a skeletal frame of pulsing bass and downbeat keys. The video reflects the melancholy of the song perfectly. A question,…

Foreign Owl is no ordinary fowl

Foreign Owl – Pink Nose Mixing elements of René Magritte, Sparklehorse, Edward Lear and whatever you’re having yourself, Foreign Owl makes quite extraordinary sounds. Take “Pink Nose” for example, it’s a surreal maelstrom of competing ideas, wild creativity, and poetic injustices. What emerges is one of the best songs I’ve heard all year, with a…

Crevice are some crack

Crevice – Black Box Crevice are Irene Buckley, Elaine Howley and Roslyn Steer from Cork. Well let me give you a steer dearheart, Crevice has just released “Black Box” and it’s very special indeed. Quite possibly the black box contains the kind of present you’d give to someone who hasn’t seen daylight for 20 years….

Please! Check out The Crowleys

The Crowleys – Midnight Blue You see if you stick a vocoder in a tune I’m almost certainly going to post it. The Crowley’s got the memo and Midnight Blue has Melodies and Vocoder galore. Great tune. Need to check these guys out some more. The band said….. Tucked behind upbeat surf guitar and robotic…

Frighteningly good – A Choir of Ghosts

A Choir Of Ghosts – Morning Light If Christian Müller is going to celebrate then SWIT’s going to celebrate with him. He shared this new single from A Choir of Ghosts. This is normally more Tom’s bag but maybe I’m just caught up in the whole 1st Dec thing. Whatever it is it’s a really…

The Cats of Transnistria are clawsome

Cats of Transnistria – Candy Man The waning of the year is upon us, the night has vanquished the day and northerly winds blow chilly and cold. People lapse into long silences, staring into nothingness as the steam rises from scalding cups of tea. Frost sparkles in the dawn light, a silver lining for every…

Take a trip back from the here and now with Andreas Dorau

Andreas Dorau – Nordsee “Liebe ergibt keinen Sinn”, the last song we posted by German pop maestro Andreas Dorau is riding high on my Best Of 2017 list (coming in December, chilly winds will blow the colour from your cheeks, SWIT’s best of will keep you warm for weeks), now please check out this new…

I like Elephants and Like Elephants

Like Elephants – Between Dreams and Truth Okay so I have a bit of thing for Alphaville and their Forever Young album. On a completely unrelated topic here’s a great tune called Between Dreams and Truth from Like Elephants. It’s from a new EP of the same title and it’s really excellent. Spotify 2017

Xoltev

Xoltev – Kkus Superb pop from Japan’s Xoltev